Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Isla Providencia is a major location you will visit while playing the main sequences of the video game.
Similar to other major locations, Isla Providencia becomes available at certain points; therefore, the area can’t be accessed early in the game.
After the location is unlocked; however, you will be able to return to it in order to retrieve 16 collectibles, or to solve two Mayan puzzles that will unlock two additional Mayan stones.
On Isla Providencia you will also find a treasure map leading to one of the buried chests included in AC4, and the following guide explains how to find it, along with all collectibles in the area.
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Isla Providencia Collectibles Guide
Total number of collectibles: 16
Animus Fragments: 5
Other activities: Mayan Stelae (2)
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Isla Providencia Animus Fragments Locations
Animus Fragment 1
On Isla Providencia, the first Animus Fragment marked on the map above, is fairly easy to retrieve, being located in a tree.
Once you get to the Mayan Ruins, climb the wall near the tree. Now, jump in the tree and walk on the branch to get close to the fragment.
Animus Fragment 2
The second Animus Fragment on Isla Providencia is in another tree, but this time you will have to enter the jungle. When you get close to it, you will notice that you can’t climb the tree where the collectible is located.
Next to the said tree; however, you will see another one, on some rocks. Climb it, and then jump towards the branch of the first tree. While hanging, climb up to get the fragment.
Animus Fragment 3
The third AC4 Animus Fragment is also in the jungle, and close to a chest. After you loot the chest nearby, turn around and you will see a pillar made of stone.
Jump on it, and then jump again to reach the branch where the collectible is located.
Animus Fragment 4
Animus Fragment #4 is also an accessible collectible, which can be found close to the northern viewpoint. Fast travel to the viewpoint, and look for the fragment on another tree branch.
To get it, jump on the small wall on the second level of the Mayan Temple, and then jump again it the tree. Slowly move on the branch until you are near the fragment.
Animus Fragment 5
The final fragment on Isla Providencia is on top of a pole, located in the north-western side of the island. When you get close to it, look for a branch pointing towards the pole and the fragment.
Climb the branch (above the swamp) and jump on the pole.
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Isla Providencia Secrets Locations
Secret 1: Letter
The first secret on Isla Providencia is a letter (Earlie Opinions On My Condition), which can be located on the southern beach.
The bottle containing the letter is close to the water, on the rocks.
Secret 2: Cadaver
On Isla Providencia you can also retrieve a treasure map from the cadaver you will find in the north-western side of the area. The cadaver is located near a waterfall.
Look for it on the left shore of the small river while standing on top of the waterfall. When you retrieve the map from the cadaver you will see the following coordinates: 525,253.
The coordinates from the treasure map on Isla Providencia, lead to another major location, named Long Bay; however, Long Bay is unlocked later in the game, during the final sequences.
Assuming that you have unlocked the location and synchronized all viewpoints in Long Bay, open your map and travel to the north-eastern viewpoint (the one inside the small bay). The viewpoint is also depicted in the drawing from the map you retrieve in Isla Providencia.
While standing on top of the viewpoint, facing the ocean, turn left and look down to see two bushes.
Between them is a patch of sand which marks the location of the buried chest in Long Bay. Retrieve it to get 4000 Reales.
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Isla Providencia Chests Locations
On Isla Providencia, you can also find 9 chests, and if you loot all of them, you will earn 2765 Reales.
The chests don’t require special equipment, and they are easy to retrieve being located in accessible areas.